from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deserving of execration; hateful.
- adj. Extremely inferior; very bad: an execrable meal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of the poorest quality.
- adj. Hateful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deserving to be execrated or cursed; very hateful; abhorred; abominable: as, an execrable wretch.
- Very bad; intolerable: as, an execrable pun.
- Piteous; lamentable; cruel.
- Synonyms Flagitious, Villainous, etc. (see nefarious), cursed, accursed, detestable; odious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deserving a curse
- adj. of very poor quality or condition
- adj. unequivocally detestable
Middle English, from Latin execrābilis, from execrārī, exsecrārī, to execrate; see execrate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exsecratus. (Wiktionary)